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Spiral galaxy in Leo

Messier 96 is somewhat brighter than nearby Messier 95. These two galaxies are estimated to be about 30 million light years away. They are bright enough to be seen in a small telescope.

Magnitude 9.2
Apparent Size 7' x 5'
Distance (light yrs) 30 million
Right Ascension 10:46.8
Declination +11 49

Image details:  13 images, each 300 seconds at ISO 1600, taken with a Canon 400D camera through a Meade 12” telescope at f/10. 

April 2010